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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honours songs for first time

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

The has inducted songs for the time to its league at the 33rd annual induction ceremony.

The ceremony, which earlier used to recognise only the artistes, featured a new category, titled 'Singles' and it was introduced by Steven Van Zandt, according to

"We all know the history of can be changed with just one song, one record. In three minutes we suddenly enter a new direction, a movement, a style, an experience. That a three-minute song can result in a personal revelation, an epiphany that changes our lives," Zandth said.

Zandt added that the category is "a recognition of the excellence of the singles that shaped rock 'n' roll, kind of a rock 'n' roll jukebox, records by artists not in the Rock Hall, which is not to say these artistes will never be in the They just are not in the at the moment."

Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild" and "Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen were the first songs to be inducted in the new category.

Other inductees include "Rocket 88" by and his Delta Cats (1951), Link Wray and his Ray Men's "Rumble" (1958) and Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" (1967).

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 15:00 IST